Monday, July 22, 2013

Who Doesn't Love the Mail Lady?


Catchy title isn't it?  Yeah, I thought so.  Still, this post has a very real, very important purpose.

I am writing this in honor of a very special Tadpole and friend to us all -

Juli of "Surviving Boys". [see link below]

Jules and I have been friends for a few years, and I can't quite remember how we met.  I am sure it involved tracking her down and stalking her on my part.

Because, really, who can resist the blog title "Surviving Boys"?

Yep. Me either.

Besides being a wonderful Mom, a loving [and quite patient, hee] spouse, she is hysterical, loving, giving and as the title implies - a mail carrier.  In the Northeast.

Here is the really important part of this post:

Jules is embarking on the Susan G. Komen 3 Day [Walk for Breast Cancer].  She leaves this Friday, July 26, and will be walking 20 miles each day.  She will be sleeping in a tent with a stranger, eating camping style with thousands of other women and men, and managing the due diligence of Port-A-Potties.

[Could you do this? I couldn't. No way. No how.]

She is doing all to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, Pre Screening and Testing, not to mention the Hope for a Cure.

Now, I ask you, Tadpoles - HOW COOL IS SHE?!  ::skippyhappydance::

Y'all do such a spectacular job of supporting me through everything [Jules included] and I thought it would be nice if we could all take a moment this week and pop over to give her a word of encouragement. Y'know, a little bit of love on what is sure to be an incredibly emotional and rewarding weekend for her.

It's what we do best Tadpoles.  That's why we're all friends, eh?

So if  you get a chance - give her a shout -  Here is the link I picked as it talks about her upcoming walk:
 Juli at Surviving Boys

Although, if you haven't met her yet, you are going to want to hang around and read her archives too. They are that good. It's a day well spent.

On a personal note I just want to say: 

Jules, thank you.
You amaze me with your bravery and perseverance through it all.
No matter what, YOU get it done.

And girl? You done good.

Love always, Janine

See ya' on the flipside Tadpoles. Smile loudly. Life is a gift! Jules is proving it! xo JG


CWMartin said...

(Claps loudly)

Celia said...

Awww, what a nice shout out!

Juli said...

Yup. Crying.

Damn it!

Thanks so much for this... you have no idea how much it means to me. :) But to be fair and in the spirit if true disclosure, Tony is coming up on the second night to take me to dinner with the kids. Seriously, I can only take so much picnic style camping before I need a REAL fork. :)

Unknown said...

I'm grateful for people like her. As I write this my sister-in-law is losing her battle with breast cancer. I'm saying my prayers for her daily but WE NEED A CURE.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome - totally going to check out her blog.

My SIL is a 7 year breast cancer survivor, and cousin was a five year survivor, now its back in her bones and she's doing a trial in Boston right now.

Hugs to you J!!

Jean said...

If I had young boys, you bet I could do that walk - anything to get away from the house and all it entails. Now though? ehn. I have trouble making it around the 2 mile trail at the flats for the dog. It might be only 2 km. Or maybe even less. It takes me 30 minutes - I used to walk a mile in 13 minutes so that's where I get my distance from. I walk pretty fast too. This annoys some people.

Green Monkey said...

I love how Juli brought us together! she's amazing and so glad you made her cry! she makes me cry allll the time. she's that good.

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